Agent Name

Tetraethylene glycol monododecyl ether

CAS Number

5274-68-0

Formula

C20-H42-O5

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

3,6,9,12-Tetraoxatetracosan-1-ol; Dodecyltetraethylene glycol monoether; Laureth-4; PEG-4 Lauryl ether; Ethanol, 2-(2-(2-(2-(dodecyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)-; LA 4; Lauryl alcohol tri(oxyethylene) ethanol; Polyoxyethylene(4) lauryl ether; Tetra(oxydiethanol) monodecyl ether; Tetra(oxyethylene) dodecyl ether; Tetraethylene glycol dodecyl ether; Tetraethylene glycol monolauryl ether; Tetraoxyethylene glycol monododecyl ether; n-Dodecyl tetraethylene glycol ether; [ChemIDplus] Dodecyl tetraethylene glycol ether; Tetraethylene glycol lauryl ether; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

Colorless to light yellow liquid with a pleasant odor; mp = 14 deg C; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A well-characterised, non-ionic surfactant commonly used in industrial formulations." [Santa Cruz Biotechnology]

Comments

A moderate skin and severe eye irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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